Harbin Bank 2017 Harbin International Marathon

Competition Rules

    1、Host

    Chinese Athletic Association
    Sports Bureau of Heilongjiang Province

Harbin Municipal People's Government

Undertaker
Harbin Sports Bureau
Harbin Hama Sports and Culture Development Co., Ltd.

2、Race Date and Location

Race Date: August 26th 2017 (Saturday)
Starting Point: YouYi Road (Central Avenue intersection)

3、Race Time:

August 26th, 2017, 7:30AM.

4、Race Events 

Male / Female Full Marathon (42.195 KM)

Male / Female Half Marathon (21.0975KM)

Male / Female Mini Marathon (around 5KM)

5、The Route of the Race Course

Marathon Starting Point: YouYi Road (Central Avenue intersection) Finishing Point: Harbin Sun Island Sun Stone Square;

Half Marathon Starting Point: YouYi Road (Central Avenue intersection) Finishing Point: Harbin Century Avenue (Harbin Municipal Square );

Mini Marathon Starting Point: YouYi Road (Central Avenue intersection) Finishing Point: ShangJiang Street.

 

Details of the race route are as follows:

1、Full Marathon: YouYi Road (Central Avenue intersection) →West YouYi Road→LiJiangRoad→Qunli Avenue→Yan Ming Beach Bridge→Yang Ming Beach Bridge Eastern By Pass Road→ChuangXin Road 1→KeJi Street 1→ShiMao Avenue→KeJi Street 2→ChuangXin Road 1→KeJi Street 4→JiangWan Road→BinShui Avenue→Harbin Grand Theatre→BinShui Avenue→ Song Bei Avenue→Sun Avenue→Moon Bay TV City→Finishing Point (Sun Island Sun Stone Square).

2、Half Marathon: YouYi Road (Central Avenue intersection) →West YouYi Road→LiJiang Road→Qunli Avenue→Yan Ming Beach Bridge→Yang Ming Beach Bridge Eastern By Pass Road→Century Avenue→TianXiang Street→TianXiang Street Turn-back→Century Avenue→Finishing Point (Harbin Municipal Square)

3、Mini Marathon: YouYi Road (Central Avenue intersection) → YouYi West Road → Finishing Point (ShangJiang Street).

 

Registration 

A) Age Requirement 

1、Full Marathon participants shall be over 20 years old (born before December 31, 1997); 2、Half Marathon participants shall be over 16 years old (born before December 31, 2001);

3、Mini Marathon participants shall be over 6 years old (born before December 31, 2011); 

4、Minor/underage participants shall register with the disclaimer signed by their guardians,and shall only participate in the race with the escort of at least one of their guardians;

5、Participants over 65 years old shall register with the disclaimer signed by his/her immediate family member.

6、For more details, please refer to “Registration Notice”.

 

B) Physical Requirements
Marathon is an athletic sporting activity of high load and great intensity over long
distance, as well as an athletic sport with high risk. It has high demands on
participants’ physical conditions. Those who desire to participant in marathon race
shall be in good health condition, have running and relevant training experience over
a long time period. Participants may choose one race event to register for based on
their own physical condition and capability.

Anyone who has any of the following diseases is not recommended to participate:
1. Congenital heart disease and rheumatic heart disease.
2. Hypertension and cardio-vascular disease. 
3. Myocarditis and other heart diseases. 
4. Coronary artery disease and server irregular heartbeat.  
5. Diabetes. 
6. Having cold symptoms two weeks prior to the race. 
7. Other illness that is not suitable for sports. 
8. Pregnant, drunk and other status unfit for sports.

The participant shall take full responsibility of his/her personal injury and/or property
loss caused by his/her health condition or his/her own behaviors during the race
event. Harbin International Marathon Organizing Committee (the “OC”) requires the
participants to conduct physical examination (including electrocardiography
examination - ECG ) in qualified medical institutions, with inspection report for a
self-assessment to confirm that their physical and mental health condition is suitable
for the race event of their choice.

Disclaimer: Race route, Race water station, toilets and other settings may not be
suitable for race activities involving wheelchair, stroller, and roller skating or other
particular equipment. To fully protect your personal safety, the OC has the right to
terminate the aforementioned race activities and disqualify applicants participating with aforementioned equipments.

 

C) Special Requirements for Participants’ Eligibility:

1、Full Marathon participants shall have the experience of completing other full

marathon races or have relevant training experience; Half Marathon participants shall have the experience of completing other half marathon races or have relevant training experience before.

2、The runners shall be the participants registered for the race event as shown in the application form, there is no tolerance for usage of false information to qualify the race or participation in the event by imposters after registration. Application information and the eligibility of the participants shall be reviewed and approved by relevant authorities  (including but not limited to the CAA, public security department and national security department) as a precondition of participation.

D) Enrollment Procedures

1、Full Marathon and Half Marathon events are open to individual registration. Mini Marathon is open to both individual registration and team registration (A team shall consist of at least 20 members). Participants shall register online through the official website of the race event: www.hrb-marathon.cn. All participants shall read and confirm the “Participants’ Statement”, “Registration Notice”, and “Risk Warning”, after which the participants may fill in and submit the application form online. The enrollment procedure is complete upon successful online payment of the registration fee.

2、Full and Half Marathon participants can only register as individual participant and the enrollment procedure is pre-register.If the number of applicants exceeds the set quota, the system will automatically switch to draw lots registration methods. Applicants shall pre-pay the registration fee before draw lots. The payment made by non-selected participants will be reimbursed within 15 days after the draw lots result is published.

Pre-Registration Schedule: June 30nd, 2017, 09:00 - July 16th, 2017, 17:00;
Draw Lots results will be published on: July 26h, 2017, 09:00;
Mini Marathon Registration Schedule: June 30nd, 2017, 09:00 - July 31st, 2017, 17:00; Applicants can log onto the official website within the prescribed time to fill out the application information and pay the registration fee until the registration quota is filled up. 3、HAMA draw lots exemption:

Participants who have completed the race in Harbin Bank 2016 Harbin International Marathon full marathon event and finished within 3 hours and 25 minutes (for male participants), within 3 hours and 45 minutes (for female participants), within 1 hour and 40 minutes (for male participants of Half Marathon), and within 1 hour 55 minutes (for female participants of Half Marathon) are exempted from draw lots and can register directly.
The first 100 male and first 100 female participants (by net timing method) of Harbin Bank 2016 Harbin International Marathon full marathon event, the first 100 male and first 100 female participants of Half Marathon event are also exempted from draw lots and can register directly.

4、HAMA Charity Registration:

The OC will provide charity registration quota of 200 (100 for Full Marathon, 100 for Half Marathon) for Harbin Bank 2017 Harbin International Marathon. All charity registration fee will be used for organizing and carrying out social sports and welfare activities, mobilizing the community forces, raising funds, promoting the sport spirit, mass sports and sports public welfare undertakings.
Charity Registration Event: Full Marathon, Half Marathon
Charity Registration Schedule:July,17th, 2017 09:00 to July,31st, 2017, 17:00
Charity Registration fee : RMB 800.00
For more details please refer to the “Registration Notice”

5、Registration Fee (RMB)

Nationality \ Event

Full Marathon

Half Marathon

Mini Marathon

Chinese (including HK, Macao and Taiwan)

150.00

120.00

80.00

Note: Full and Half Marathon runner will be using disposable timing chip, no deposit is required for the timing chip.

6、Payment Method

Domestic transactions: Alipay, online bank transfer, We Chat payment;
Foreign Transactions: PayPal

7、Registration Quota

The scale of the race event is 30,000 runners:
Full Marathon: up to 6,000;
Half Marathon: up to 6,000;
Mini-Marathon: up to 18,000;
Registration will be closed once the limit is reached.

8、The OC reserves the right to accept or reject each registration application based on the enrollment status. Once the online enrollment procedure is completed successfully, the race event and registration information shall not be changed or altered. If the participant quits the race event after successfully registered, the registration fee will not be refunded.

E)  Package Pick Up Procedures
Time: August 23rd – August 25th, 2017 (Wednesday – Friday)

1、Individual Participants Pick Up: Participants shall follow the requirements published on official website of the race event, and arrive at the specific location to pick up number bib, timing chip (if applicable), runners’ guide and other race related items within the prescribed time. Participants shall provide the duly signed pick-up form which is downloaded from official website directly, the valid identity card and an original copy of the valid identity card. Package pick up by authorized substitute is allowed; such substitute shall provide both original and a copy of his/her valid identity card, the pick-up form duly signed by the participant, and a copy of the Participant’s valid identity card.

2、Team Pick Up: The team leader must be aware that the participants’ package must be picked up collectively by the team leader or the designated substitute. No individual pick up is allowed.
Team leader shall follow the requirements published on official website of the race event, and arrive at the specific location to pick up number bib, runners’ guide and other race related items within the prescribed time. Team leader shall provide the pick-up form duly signed by all team members, original copies of all team members’ valid identity card, and the team leader’s valid identity card and an original copy of such identity card. The pick-up Form MUST be stamped with the team’s official stamp (for legal entity as a team). Package pick up by authorized substitute is allowed; such substitute shall provide both original and a copy of his/her valid identity card, the pick-up form duly signed by all group members, and an original copy of the group leader’s valid identity card. The pick-up form MUST be stamped with the group’s official stamp (for legal entity as a team).

3、For more details, please refer to Harbin Bank 2017 Harbin International Marathon Package Pick up Announcement on the official website.

 

F) Participants shall ensure that the identity cards and other documents submitted are
true and valid.

 

G) Participants shall provide their true and accurate personal information on
the registration application form so that the OC may send out information in relation
to the race event to the participants accurately and timely.

 

H) Transportation fee, accommodation fee and other related expenses shall be borne
by the participants themselves.

 

Rules and Regulations

1、The race will follow the latest track-and-field race rules published by the CAA and

 the competition rules of the race event.

2、Roll-call: Participants shall arrive at designated roll-call area for each race event within prescribed time.

3、Starting Order: In the sequence of Full Marathon runners (Special guests come first), Half Marathon runners and Mini Marathon runners. All runners will start at the same time upon the signal of starting gun.

4、Timing Methods - Both Full and Half Marathon participants will be provided with a disposable timing chip by the OC. Ground timing sensor belts are located at the respective locations, the starting point, along the track and the finishing point. Participants must wear the timing chip and must run over each grounding timing belt at all the locations to ensure respective timing sensing is induced and recorded. Anyone who fails to run over each belt will not have timing record for that point and will not be ranked. Disposable sensor timing chip will be distributed together with the number bib during Package Pick Up before the race. For details, refer to the “Runners’ Guide”. ("Runners’ Guide" is distributed together with the participant’s package during Pick up time.)

5、Cut-Off Time: To ensure the safety of the participants and a secure and smooth running flow, the race route will be closed to public traffic at each check point during the race. After the cut-off time, the respective checkpoint will be re-open to the traffic. The runners who fail to pass through the checkpoint before the cut-off time shall quit the race and retreat from the race course to avoid possible dangers. The lag-behind runners shall be transported by buses to the Finishing Point.

Cut-off Time Table
(According to the time of Starting gun)

Check Point

Mini

5Km

10km

Half

30KM

35Km

Full

Duraration

1Hr.

1Hr.

1.5Hrs.

3Hrs.

4Hrs.15Mins

5Hrs.

6Hrs.

Cut-off
Time

8:30

8:30

9:00

10:30

11:45

12:30

13:30

Under special circumstances, the OC reserves the right to shut down the race course ahead of the Cut-off Time; all participants shall follow the arrangement made by the OC.

6、The participants will be sampled randomly for doping test by the OC.

7、Drinking water/Beverage station, Water/Sponging station, Energy Refreshment Station, Sprinkler and Spray Station

8、Drinking water/Beverage station, Water/Sponging station (Starting Point, Finishing Point, Along the Race Course): There will be one facility set up at the starting point and finishing point of Full Marathon and Half Marathon. From 5 KM to 15 KM along the race course, there will be one facility set up every 2.5 KM on the race route. From 15 KM to 21 km there is a station at every 1KM interval. From KM23 to KM35 there will be a station at every 2KM interval. From 36KM to 41KM, there will be a station at every 1KM interval (along the race course, the drinking water/beverage station and water/sponging station are set up alternately), a total of 28 drinking water / beverage and water /sponging stations will be set up for the race.

Energy Refreshment Station: First station at 10 KM, from 15 KM there is a station at every 2KM interval. There are a total of 15 energy refreshment stations.

Sprinkler and Spray Station: There are 8 sprinkler and spray stations located on the race course at 13KM, 17KM, 21KM, 25KM, 30KM, 33KM, 36KM and 39KM.

9、Bag Deposit and Withdrawal

Participants shall deposit their personal belongings  at designated deposit area as arranged by the OC. The package used for storing the personal belongings must be the deposit bag provided by the OC with personal information completely filled in by the owner. Number bibs are the only proof for depositing and withdrawing the deposit bags. Valuables shall not be stored in the deposit bags (such as mobile phones, identification documents, cash, keys, credit cards, laptops, iPads, etc.). In case of damage or loss of aforementioned valuables, the consequences shall be borne by the participants themselves.
On race day, the deposit service will be closed 15 minutes prior to the starting time of the race. Participants shall plan the time appropriately.
Participants must withdraw their deposit bags within one and a half hours after the cut-off time of the race event they participated in at the respective deposit area. If the deposit bags are not withdrawn within the designated period, they can collect the deposit bags from the OC on the next day. Any deposit bags not claimed within 5 days after the race will be disposed by the OC as ownerless things.

10、Please refer to the Runner's Guide for specific requirements and arrangements

 

Prizes / Awards
1) Full Marathon Awards
The top three male and female runners will be ranked according to gunshot time, the 4th to 6th male and female runners will be ranked according to net time. In the case that two runners have same gunshot timing record or net timing record, the final score will be counted by the other timing method.
The respective ranking cash awards are as follows (in RMB):

Rank

 Award  in RMB

Required Performance

Male

Female

1

20,000

Within 2:09:30( Not Inclusive )

Within 2:26:00 ( Not Inclusive )

10,000

At or Above 2:09:30

At or Above 2:26:00

2

6,000

NA

NA

3

5,000

4

4,000

5

3,000

6

2,000

Note:
i) The score of all awarded runners will be posted on official website for 10 days and the prize money will be distributed after doping tests result is released and within 60 days after announcement period ends. If a runner fails the doping test, his/her ranking and prize money will be cancelled. All subsequent ranking remains unchanged. The prize money will correspond with the final ranking. There will be no prize money payment on site.
ii) According to Chinese Tax Law, the prize money shall be imposed a 20% individual income tax.
iii) All participants who finish the race before cut-off time will be given a refreshment package and the finisher medal.
iv) All full marathon participants will be provided with T-shirts, race number bibs and deposit bags before the race.
v) All participants can download and print out the score from official website within 90 days after the race.  

2) Half Marathon Awards
The top three male and female runners will be ranked according to gunshot time, the 4th to 6th male and female runners will be ranked according to net time. In the case that two runners have same gunshot timing record or net timing record, the final score will be counted by the other timing method.
The respective ranking cash awards are as follows (in RMB):


Rank

 Award  in RMB

Performance

Male

Female

1

8,000

Within 1:02:00( Not Inclusive )

Within 1:11:00 ( Not Inclusive )

4,000

At or Above 1:02:00

At or Above 1:11:00

2

2,000

NA

NA

3

1,600

4

1,200

5

1,000

6

800

Note: 
i) The score of all awarded runners will be posted on official website for 10 days and the prize money will be distributed after doping tests result is released and within 60 days after announcement period ends.  If a runner fails the doping test, his/her ranking and prize money will be cancelled. All subsequent ranking remains unchanged. The prize money will correspond with the final ranking. There will be no prize money payment on site.
ii) According to Chinese Tax Law, the prize money shall be imposed a 20% individual income tax.
iii) All participants who finish the race before cut-off time will be given the refreshment 
package and the finisher medals.
iv) All participants will be provided with T-shirt, race number bibs and deposit bags before the race.
v) All participants can download and print out the score from official website within 90 days after the race.

Mini Marathon Awards

All Mini Marathon participants will be provided with commemorative T shirt, number bib and a deposit bag before the race.

X)  Penalty 
The OC will set up video surveillance at the starting point, the key points of the race course and the finishing point. Runners will have their race scores canceled if they commit any of the following fouls. The violator’s personal information will be entered into the registration recognition system and he/she will be banned from taking part in the Harbin International Marathon for the next two consecutive years. The violation will be reported to Chinese Athletic Association for further penalties. If the violation is severe, the violators may even be disqualified for marathon race permanently.

1、Misrepresentation on age in the registration application or use impostor to substitute the participant in the race event.

2、Race with other participant’s timing chip or race with two or more timing chips (including male participant carrying timing chips of the female participant).

3、Not following the starting sequence and start at non-designated area.

4、Violate the rules at the start of the race.

5、Continue to race after cut-off time or re-enter the course after dropping out of the race.

6、Fail to race along the race course, take shortcut or take alternate transportation.

7、Refuse to follow the rules by crossing the finishing line repeatedly in order to get souvenirs.

8、Unable to complete the race but palm off the finish line for souvenirs.

9、For Full Marathon and Half Marathon runners, fail to cross the finish line with number bibs required.

10、Use forged number bib or use number bibs from other race events to receive souvenirs or finisher medals distributed at the finishing area.

11、Unauthorized number bib alteration, blocking entry of a certain bib number or transfer of number bib.

12、Wearing timing chip not issued by the OC and cross the finishing line.

13、Relay the way to finish the race.

14、Disobey the OC staffs’ instruction; interfere with the race order, rioting, fighting and brawling.

15、Exhibit uncivil behavior, such as open defecation, littering and etc.

16、Other behaviors in violation of the provisions of the rules.

Consequences and liabilities arising from enrollment with misrepresentation or run by impostors shall be borne by the participant himself/herself.

 

Medical Aid

1、The OC will set up a fixed medical aid station at the starting point, 3 medical aid stations at the finishing area of full/half marathon and 1 medical aid station at the finishing area of mini marathon. There are 19 first aid stations in total along the race course, before reaching 15 km, there will beone station set up every 2.5 km on the race course, after 15 km, there will be one station set up every 2 km. The medical aid station signs are set up 100 meters ahead of each station. In case of discomfort and other emergency, the runners can go to the nearby medical aid station for treatment.

2、The ambulance services are provided along the race course to handle emergency timely. 3、The OC will arrange a volunteer every 100 meters along the race course to provide medical assistance, keep the race order and provide help to the runners if necessary.

 

Insurance 
The OC will insure all runners and staffs with Personal Accident Insurance. If the OC cannot purchase valid insurance for participants due to incomplete or untruthful information provided by the participants during the enrollment procedure, the participant shall bear the full liability or consequence himself or herself. Please read the insurance policy statement published on the official website before the race event.

XIII. Harbin International Marathon Organizing Committee

Address: Hama Organizing Committee Office (Harbin Sports Bureau)
No.120 NanJi Street, Daoli District, Harbin City
Post Code: 150000 
Tel: 0451-87792000 (Working Hours: Monday to Friday 08:30 - 17:30 )
Email: marathon@huisports.com
Harbin International Marathon official website: www.hrb-marathon.cn


Further notices may be publicized later for the matters not covered herein.

Harbin International Marathon Organizing Committee reserves the right to interpret these rules and regulations.

 

 

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